Silkie - Sudden death???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KikiDeAnime, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. KikiDeAnime

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    1 1/2 hours ago I was preparing stuff to clean out the Silkies' temporary cage but when I walked up to it, I saw that our Lavender was dead. She was fine an hour before so I'm not sure what caused her death. I'm really heartbroken as this is our 5th Silkie to die(Other 4 died a few months ago).

    The other 3 are doing fine and are actually very confused and freaked out. I put them in a large plastic tub so that I could clean out their cage.
    I put them back in the cage and they're currently sleeping as it's a half hour before 3am.
    I gave the other 3 some Corid directly just in case. They were actually getting corid in their water since Saturday. I at first thought parasites but I checked all Silkies and they're are clear of them, even their poo is clear of them.

    All Silkies are around 4 months old.

    What would cause a pullet to suddenly die?
    What should I check for?
     
  2. Master Hatcher

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    Sounds like you may have genetic problems . Did you get these from another breeder or hatch them from your stock ? Is there other chickens around ? Has any of them died suddenly ?
     
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  3. KikiDeAnime

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    She's the only one to have died suddenly.
    I got them from a breeder.
     
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    You said you had 4 others die a few months ago ... what happened with them ?
     
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  5. KikiDeAnime

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    1 died from an illness, 1 died when it was squished by the other due to its small size, and the other 2 were taken by a hawk.
    All Silkies came from the same breeder.
     
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  6. Master Hatcher

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    I see . Have you wormed them and checked them for mites/lice ?
     
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  7. KikiDeAnime

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    Yes I have and as I said in my first post, they are clear of any.
     
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  8. Master Hatcher

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    Corid is for parasites and is good for all 9 strains of cocci . You would need valbazen or safeguard to worm them stay away from wazine it only works on round worms and wont get rid of the other 2
     
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    I know that. I already used safeguard the day I got them.
     
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  10. Saaniya

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    Ohh my God so sorry but sounds like heartattack to me
    Which are pretty much caused by genes or something else

    Can you send the body for autopsy
    So the doubt clear
     
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